In addition the assignment offered an opportunity to provide analysis on the connection between the organizational process of an educational institution and its culture of learning. The Denison Model (1990) supported that theory with its participation/involvement view of culture. Higher levels of employee participation were correlated with better organizational performance. CCC develops strategies for future innovation through stakeholder involvement and championed its mission, vision and values along with embracing and foster diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. (Core Competencies 1 & 5).
In joining the field of higher education, I aspire to learn how to support students in their college journey by using theories and frameworks. However, in being able to help others, I have also learned that I need to reflect on my own self-identity and belonging in this world. Throughout this essay, I will explore different frameworks we discussed in class, which I see useful to
It will also strengthen the knowledge gained with university studies by linking pratice to theoretical concepts. I will be able to observe gaps in my understanding and if need be increase my knowledge of certain issues. This will be completed by identifying relevant theories and concepts introduced at university to aspects of the organisation. Evidence for this task will include writing a final reflection of the theories and knowledge relveant to the organisation, that I learnt at university, where and when I used this and where I sought to advance this knowledge . This will allow me to identify my pratical perspective of the information I have learned during my time at
I believe that the mission of a student ambassador is to promote the vision, growth and quality of University of Maryland, by optimizing the experience of current students, prospective students and special guests. I would like to be a student ambassador primarily because I want to get more involved with the university; not to mention the positive impact it will have on my CV. I would also gain experience in public speaking, building friendships with fellow ambassadors and develop my leadership skills. Furthermore, this offers a responsibility that can be both challenging and extremely rewarding. As a student ambassador, I will actively participate, inspiring pride in Maryland University, upholding university’s reputation and serving as liaisons between students and administration.
In your own words, what is the difference between a practitioner-scholar and a scholar-practitioner? The Practitioner-scholar model is a learning model used in higher education and is an advanced educational model that has its focus on the practical application of scholarly knowledge (McClintock, (2003). Scholar practitioners are committed to learning new ways to be effective. They do this by using scholarly research and practical application to help clients and colleagues solve problems within their field. Their professional activities and the knowledge they develop are based on collaborative learning.
A higher education pushes individuals to think, question and explore new and valuable ideas. An excellent education teaches students how to credibly think and prioritise when learning. David Wallace, who gave the Kenyon commencement speech, quoted, “[Learning how to think] means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience”. In his speech, Wallace is endorsing the idea that a higher education doesn't just throw knowledge at students, but it teaches them how to selectively compose their thoughts and construct a meaning from knowledge. Wallace also makes the point that individuals need to learn to adjust their “natural default setting” to become less self-centered.
These features produce stronger individuals, thus strengthening the community at large. With a more diverse student body, there is a higher chance that students will interact with people of different backgrounds. This type of interaction will improve social development for students, as students are provided with the opportunity to expand their circle of friends. Whether or not an individual utilizes that opportunity is up to them. When looking at improving diversity on a
The interaction between my core values and what I want to gain through education needs to be harmonious. Essentially, what I hope to accomplish in my educational career is to gain a sense of an interconnectedness between the world, its inhabitants, and how they interact with one another. In order to accomplish this all-encompassing goal, I plan to continue my education so I can earn a Master’s degree in Anthropology after completing my Bachelors in the same field. Understanding the shape of our world through humanity is the essence of my educational identity. Additionally, I have created more goals that I hope will make this educational identity multidimensional.
Critical thinking is a dynamic skill for any graduate to demonstrate as it is necessitated in all workplaces. During their studies, students will need to draw on critical thinking for assessments and to develop their learning. It is also essential for students when making decisions around the choice of majors and electives or when selecting activities for skill and personal development. It will qualify students to make an informed evaluation of knowledge, developing skills as an individual learner and progressively decreasing their